• Bike Camp
  • Lou E. Loon at Bike Camp
  • Involved in Our Community
  • Count me in!
  • Everyone in Education
  • People First is a self-advocacy group
  • Get Involved. Volunteer
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Arc of Midland 5K
  • Gus Macker Tournament
  • People First Halloween Dance
  • Bike Camp 2015

John Richard Barckholtz



Our Mission

The Arc of Midland is a nonprofit organization which promotes the general welfare of people with developmental disabilities and increases their presence, participation and inclusion in the community.


Statement of Values

Community Building

The Arc helps to build a community that values and includes all citizens.


We respect all individuals, including people with diverse cultures, history, and beliefs.


We advocate for all citizens to be welcomed and included in community life.


Inclusion is the way to foster relationships that will allow all citizens to be safe, respected community members.


We trust families, people who work in systems, and the community to do what they say they will do.


We encourage creativity and diverse thinking.

Our Programs and activities are strongly supportive of the goals of the United Way of Midland County

The United Way of Midland County focuses its resources on four key areas of impact in our community-strengthening families, increasing self-sufficiency, nurturing children and youth and promoting health. Working with 25 agency partners, we support local results-oriented “safety net” programs focused on meeting basic human needs programs for those most vulnerable in our community.

Strengthening Families

Through the work of local agencies, families are given the opportunity to establish and improve healthy relationships through tailored programs and activities offered in our community.

Increasing Self-Sufficiency

Those in our community with disabilities or who find themselves in difficult or threatening situations are offered programs and services to help get them back on their feet.

Nurturing Children & Youth

Local agencies offer creative ways to provide healthy recreational and educational activities for today’s youth, while exposing them to positive and influential role models.

Promoting Health

Programs and services offered through our local agencies that promote healthy and safe living as well as support those coping with illness or addiction.